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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159285/reactive-oxygen-species-leave-a-damage-trail-that-reveals-water-channels-in-photosystem-ii
#1
Daniel A Weisz, Michael L Gross, Himadri B Pakrasi
Photosystem II (PSII), a unique membrane-bound oxidoreductase, catalyzes light-driven oxidation of water to molecular oxygen. Although high-resolution structures of PSII are known, the exact path of the substrate water molecules to the catalytic Mn4CaO5 center within the PSII complex remains poorly understood. PSII produces reactive oxygen species (ROS), responsible for the frequent damage and turnover of this megacomplex that occur under physiological conditions. Such ROS are known to specifically modify PSII proteins...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158985/coral-associated-viral-communities-show-high-levels-of-diversity-and-host-auxiliary-functions
#2
Karen D Weynberg, Patrick W Laffy, Elisha M Wood-Charlson, Dmitrij Turaev, Thomas Rattei, Nicole S Webster, Madeleine J H van Oppen
Stony corals (Scleractinia) are marine invertebrates that form the foundation and framework upon which tropical reefs are built. The coral animal associates with a diverse microbiome comprised of dinoflagellate algae and other protists, bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Using a metagenomics approach, we analysed the DNA and RNA viral assemblages of seven coral species from the central Great Barrier Reef (GBR), demonstrating that tailed bacteriophages of the Caudovirales dominate across all species examined, and ssDNA viruses, notably the Microviridae, are also prevalent...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157789/acute-effects-of-the-electromagnetic-waves-emitted-by-mobile-phones-on-attention-in-emergency-physicians
#3
Gurkan Altuntas, Davut Sadoglu, Senol Ardic, Hakan Yilmaz, Melih Imamoglu, Suleyman Turedi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effects of the electromagnetic waves (EMW) emitted by mobile phones on attention in emergency physicians. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical study was performed among emergency physicians in a tertiary hospital. Thirty emergency physicians were enrolled in the study. Initial d2 test was applied in the evaluation of attention and concentration of all the physicians, who were randomly assigned into one of two groups...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156812/correlation-of-drd2-mrna-expression-levels-with-deficit-syndrome-severity-in-chronic-schizophrenia-patients-receiving-clozapine-treatment
#4
Liang Liu, Yin Luo, Guofu Zhang, Chunhui Jin, Zhenhe Zhou, Zaohuo Cheng, Guozhen Yuan
Schizophrenia is a complex, severe, chronic psychiatric disorder, and the associated deficit syndrome is widely regarded as an important clinical aspect of schizophrenia. This study analyzed the relationship of deficit syndrome severity with the mRNA levels of members of signaling pathways that associate with the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, including the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2), protein kinase B (AKT1), and phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3KCB), in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) of 20 healthy controls and 19 chronic schizophrenia patients with long-term clozapine treatment...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155803/pet-imaging-of-dopamine-d2-receptor-internalization-in-schizophrenia
#5
J J Weinstein, E van de Giessen, R J Rosengard, X Xu, N Ojeil, G Brucato, R B Gil, L S Kegeles, M Laruelle, M Slifstein, A Abi-Dargham
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/mp.2017.107.
July 25, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154786/sex-differences-in-high-fat-diet-induced-impairments-to-striatal-akt-signaling-and-enhanced-sensitivity-to-the-behavioral-effects-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptor-agonist-quinpirole
#6
Jeremiah Ramos, Caroline Hernandez-Casner, Bryan Cruz, Katherine M Serafine
Eating a high fat laboratory chow enhances sensitivity of rats to the behavioral effects of drugs that act on dopamine systems (e.g., cocaine). Further, in male rats, eating high fat chow impairs expression of insulin signaling phosphorylated protein kinase B (pAkt), which is vital for maintaining dopamine homeostasis. Eating high fat chow enhances sensitivity of female rats to drugs that act indirectly on dopamine receptors (e.g., cocaine); however, less is known about sensitivity of females to drugs that act directly on dopamine receptors (e...
November 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154756/cocaine-induced-adaptation-of-dopamine-d2s-but-not-d2l-autoreceptors
#7
Brooks G Robinson, Alec F Condon, Daniela Radl, Emiliana Borrelli, John T Williams, Kim A Neve
The dopamine D2 receptor has two splice variants, D2S (Short) and D2L (Long). In dopamine neurons, both variants can act as autoreceptors to regulate neuronal excitability and dopamine release, but the roles of each variant are incompletely characterized. In a previous study we used viral receptor expression in D2 receptor knockout mice to show distinct effects of calcium signaling on D2S and D2L autoreceptor function (Gantz et al., 2015). However, the cocaine-induced plasticity of D2 receptor desensitization observed in wild type mice was not recapitulated with this method of receptor expression...
November 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154364/non-contingent-exposure-to-amphetamine-in-adolescence-recruits-mir-218-to-regulate-dcc-expression-in-the-vta
#8
Santiago Cuesta, José Maria Restrepo-Lozano, Steven Silvestrin, Dominique Nouel, Angélica Torres-Berrio, Lauren M Reynolds, Andreas Arvanitogiannis, Cecilia Flores
The development of the dopamine input to the medial prefrontal cortex occurs during adolescence and is a process that is vulnerable to disruption by stimulant drugs such as amphetamine. We have previously linked the amphetamine-induced disruption of dopamine connectivity and prefrontal cortex maturation during adolescence to the downregulation of the Netrin-1 receptor, DCC, in dopamine neurons. However, how DCC expression in dopamine neurons is itself regulated is completely unknown. MicroRNA (miRNA) regulation of mRNA translation and stability is a prominent mechanism linking environmental events to changes in protein expression...
November 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154107/aripiprazole-in-treatment-of-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-new-therapeutic-option
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REVIEW
Piotr Janik, Natalia Szejko
Aripiprazole is a dopamine D2- and serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)1A receptor partial agonist and 5-HT2A receptor antagonist primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression with psychotic ideation. However, recently a number of new possible indications have been suggested, among them Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS). In two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in children and adolescents with GTS has been confirmed the efficacy of aripiprazole in tic reduction...
November 9, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150590/subtype-specific-effects-of-dopaminergic-d2-receptor-activation-on-synaptic-trains-in-layer-v-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-mouse-prefrontal-cortex
#10
Jonna M Leyrer-Jackson, Mark P Thomas
In humans, prefrontal cortical areas are known to support executive functions. In mice, these functions are mediated by homologous regions in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Executive processes are critically dependent on optimal levels of dopamine (DA), but the cellular mechanisms of DA modulation are incompletely understood. Stable patterns of neuronal activity may be sensitive to frequency-dependent changes in synaptic transmission. We characterized the effects of D2 receptor (D2R) activation on short-term excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP) dynamics evoked at varying frequencies in the two subtypes of layer V pyramidal neurons in mouse mPFC We isolated NMDA receptor and non-NMDA receptor-mediated components of EPSP trains evoked by stimulating fibers within layer V or layer I...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150013/retracted-menatetrenone-and-vitamin-d2-with-calcium-supplements-prevent-nonvertebral-fracture-in-elderly-women-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Yoshihiro Sato, Tomohiro Kanoko, Kei Satoh, Jun Iwamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148779/hydrogen-uptake-on-coordinatively-unsaturated-metal-sites-in-vsb-5-revisited-strong-binding-affinity-leading-to-high-temperature-d2-h2-selectivity
#12
Amit Sharma, Keith V Lawler, Jarod J Wolffis, Christopher T Eckdahl, Cooper S McDonald, Jesse L C Rowsell, Stephen A Fitzgerald, Paul M Forster
We examine the adsorption of hydrogen and deuterium into the nanoporous nickel phosphate, VSB-5. Based on gas sorption analysis, VSB-5 exhibits one of the highest measured H2 heats of adsorption (HOA) for hydrogen (16 kJ/mol) yet reported. This high HOA is consistent with an unusually large redshift in the Q(1) and Q(0) hydrogen vibrational modes as measured with in situ IR spectroscopy. The HOA for D2 is measured to be 2 kJ/mol higher than for H2. Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory analysis of H2 and D2 isotherms provides selectivities above 4 for deuterium at 140 K, suggesting that VSB-5 is a promising adsorbent for pressure-swing adsorption type separations of hydrogen isotopes...
November 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147100/purification-and-identification-of-a-natural-antioxidant-protein-from-fertilized-eggs
#13
Shaohua Yang, Lulu Wang, Ying Wang, Xiaoqian Ou, Zhaoyuan Shi, Chongchong Lu, Wei Wang, Guoqing Liu
Fertilized hen eggs are rich in a variety of bioactive ingredients. In this study, we aimed to obtain an antioxidant protein from fertilized eggs and the radical scavenging abilities on 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), hydroxyl radical (•OH), superoxide anion (O(2-)•) were used to evaluate the antioxidant activity of the purified protein. During 20 d of incubation, the radical scavenging ability of protein extracted from fertilized eggs exhibited significantly differences and the protein on day 16 showed higher antioxidant capacity...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146186/human-soluble-thrombomodulin-induced-blockade-of-peripheral-hmgb1-dependent-allodynia-in-mice-requires-both-the-lectin-like-and-egf-like-domains
#14
Yusuke Hayashi, Ryuichi Tsujita, Maho Tsubota, Haruka Saeki, Fumiko Sekiguchi, Goichi Honda, Atsufumi Kawabata
Thrombomodulin (TM), an endothelial protein with anti-coagulant activity, is composed of 5 domains, D1-D5. Recombinant human soluble TM (TMα) consisting of D1-D3, which is generated in CHO cells, suppresses inflammatory and nociceptive signals by inactivating high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), one of damage-associated molecular patterns. TMα sequesters HMGB1 with the lectin-like D1 and promotes its degradation by thrombin binding to the EGF-like D2. We prepared TM's D123, D1 and D2 by the protein expression system of yeast, and evaluated their effects on HMGB1 degradation in vitro and on the allodynia caused by HMGB1 in distinct redox forms in mice in vivo...
November 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144817/seasonal-variation-of-vitamin-d-and-serum-thyrotropin-levels-and-its-relationship-in-a-euthyroid-caucasian-population
#15
Gautam Das, Peter N Taylor, Heather Javaid, Brian P Tennant, John Geen, Andrew Aldridge, Onyebuchi Okosieme
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether seasonal variations in vitamin D concentrations affect the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. We investigated the seasonal variability of vitamin D and serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and their inter-relationship. METHODS: Analysis of 401 patients referred with non-specific symptoms of tiredness who had simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D3 and thyroid function. Patients were categorised according to the season of blood sampling and their vitamin D status...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143891/in-search-of-the-ideal-promotility-agent-optimal-use-of-currently-available-promotility-agents-for-nutrition-therapy-of-the-critically-ill-patient
#16
REVIEW
Sarah J Diamond, Endashaw Omer, Laszlo Kiraly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enteral nutrition therapy is essential in the management of critically ill patients. Prokinetic agents have been used successfully to aid in the delivery of nutrition and improve feeding tolerance in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this report is to review the existing promotility agents available for use in the critically ill as well as outline the role of potential investigative drugs in order to provide a guide to the management of this difficult and important clinical dilemma...
November 16, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143140/impact-of-conventional-medical-therapy-on-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-turnover-in-adult-patients-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-a-6-year-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Vikram Vinod Shanbhogue, Stinus Hansen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Signe Sparre Beck-Nielsen
X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a rare, inheritable disorder manifesting as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. While conventional medical treatment with oral phosphate and alfacalcidol is recommended in childhood, it is undecided whether adults should continue therapy. The aim of this 6-year prospective study was to determine the impact of conventional medical treatment on areal bone mineral density (aBMD), bone turnover markers (BTMs) and measures of calcium homeostasis in 27 adult patients with XLH, 11 of whom received medical treatment...
November 15, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141007/escitalopram-and-nht-normalized-stress-induced-anhedonia-and-molecular-neuroadaptations-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression
#18
Or Burstein, Motty Franko, Eyal Gale, Assaf Handelsman, Segev Barak, Shai Motsan, Alon Shamir, Roni Toledano, Omri Simhon, Yafit Hirshler, Gang Chen, Ravid Doron
Anhedonia is defined as a diminished ability to obtain pleasure from otherwise positive stimuli. Anxiety and mood disorders have been previously associated with dysregulation of the reward system, with anhedonia as a core element of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether stress-induced anhedonia could be prevented by treatments with escitalopram or novel herbal treatment (NHT) in an animal model of depression. Unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) was administered for 4 weeks on ICR outbred mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138379/-a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-responding-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-leading-to-a-pathological-complete-response
#19
Keishi Kawasaki, Dan Takeuchi, Takaaki Kaneko, Seiki Miura, Junichiro Kamiya, Yoji Miyahara, Kotaro Yoshimura, Akira Ogata
We report a 72-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with locally advanced gastric cancer with involvement of the esophagus and pancreas. She received 3 courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC)with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5- fluorouracil(the DCF regimen)and achieved an excellent response. She underwent total gastrectomy with distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and D2 lymphadenectomy. Histological examination confirmed a pathological complete response. NAC chemotherapy can down stage/down size the disease and allow some patients to undergo curative radical surgery...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137945/the-effects-of-local-microinjection-of-selective-dopamine-d1-and-d2-receptor-agonists-and-antagonists-into-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-on-sleep-and-wakefulness-in-the-rat
#20
Jaime M Monti, Héctor Jantos
The effects of the dopamine (DA) D1 and D2 receptor agonists SKF38393, bromocriptine and quinpirole, respectively, on spontaneous sleep were analyzed in adult rats prepared for chronic sleep recordings. Local administration of the DAergic agonists into the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) during the light phase of the light-dark cycle induced a significant reduction of rapid-eye movement sleep (REMS) and the number of REM periods. Additionally, bromocriptine and quinpirole significantly increased wakefulness (W)...
November 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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